Makers, hobbyists and Arduino enthusiasts searching for a new project to keep them busy, may be interested in this awesome Arduino range measure and digital spirit level project created by Dejan Nedelkovski of How To Mechatronics. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the project which is powered by a 9V battery.
The finish spirit level and measure features an ultrasonic sensor for measuring the distance to the nearest object, an accelerometer for measuring angles in relation to the ground and a handy LCD display for displaying results and measurements. The system uses a custom designed PCB onto which all the components are connected.
“We can operate the device with just a single button. Once we power the device we need to select the unit of measurement. By pressing the button we can toggle through the units, and if we press and hold the button for a while we will get into the first program. Here we can measure the distance and also have the ability to store the last two measurements.”
If you are interested in building your very own code and PCP files are available from the official project web page by following the link below. If you enjoyed this article you are sure to enjoy how to build your very own Arduino wind speed meter or anemometer project which is easy to build with basic Arduino skills.